Year-end Party 2023
At the year-end party, we once again had a good time in the “Bürgerstube” in the Lambrecht community centre. Managing Director Lars Mattil mentioned that there had been one retirement and one new addition in 2023 and reviewed the 2023 anniversaries: 2x 10 years, 4x 25 years, 1x 30 years, 1x 35 years, 2x 45 years and 1x 50 years with the company. His father Volker Mattil had celebrated the latter in uninterrupted succession on 1 November, not counting his work at Jola before and during his studies. The “junior” showed some photos of the “senior” that had previously been withheld from the public and thanked him for the many decades of work for his company and for his family. The staff honoured the golden jubilee with a generous gift and two mini-models of Jola products made especially for the occasion, in whose development Volker Mattil was personally heavily involved: one from the 1980s (NVM level controller) and one from the 1990s (floating electrode). Sybille Kuhn – who started her apprenticeship at Jola with Volker Mattil and is now the apprenticeship training manager herself – recited a personal poem, and production manager Tino Dietz presented two anecdotes about outstanding character traits of the “senior boss”. The cosy evening was rounded off with a round of “white elephant gift exchange”.